Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Everybody Reads Raymond: #Fail

I like Dave Raymond and was sorry to hear he’d been let go by Houston. I like him even more after this piece:

One plucky kid named Terry leaned in to interrupt my chat with Jon Morosi late Sunday night.  The evening was winding down for me.  Jon was still chasing a story.

Terry was something else.  He was searching for job advice.  He was the type of kid whom you could easily dismiss if deadlines and editors pressed.  Jon paid attention though.  So did I.

We dug a little deeper and learned Terry survived cancer four years ago.  He’s one year away from complete remission.  He spent last year pulling tarp, making copies and doing grunt work all day, every day, for a short-season minor league team.  He did it for nothing.  Now he was back again, looking for another internship — maybe a full-season gig this time or a paying job — with the hopes of advancing his career.

Jon gave Terry his card and offered to help however he could.  I explained that I was looking for work, myself.

I bumped into Terry the next day and he told me that he had been rejected by a few teams.  I’m sure he’ll be turned down by several more.  Someone is eventually going to hire him though.  They are going to enjoy a personal and professional journey they’ll never forget.  I can’t wait to hear how he does.

I met many more young guys betting on their dreams.  Some were timid.  My primary piece of advice was for them to try to get turned down by a team.  Soon.

I’m rooting for Dave, and Terry, and everyone else who is out there seeing opportunity instead of failure,

 

Mike Emeigh Posted: December 06, 2012 at 03:51 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: broadcasting, business

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. thranduil Posted: December 08, 2012 at 09:27 AM (#4319882)
Thanks for posting, this was an uplifting read. I don't follow their sportscasters, but I would definitely root for him to bounce back!

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
tshipman
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogQuestions And Challenges Loom Over Derek Jeter
(5 - 10:53pm, Nov 19)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogMore on WAR – Joe Blogs – Medium
(23 - 10:51pm, Nov 19)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogOTP 13 November 2017: Politics, race now touching every sport
(2063 - 10:51pm, Nov 19)
Last: Ray (RDP)

NewsblogGabe Kapler's only season as a manager gave hints for how he will lead Phillies
(2 - 9:42pm, Nov 19)
Last: Shock

NewsblogOT - November* 2017 College Football thread
(187 - 8:58pm, Nov 19)
Last: Brian White

NewsblogJudge and Altuve | Articles | Bill James Online
(27 - 8:33pm, Nov 19)
Last: Blanks for Nothing, Larvell

NewsblogIs Ohtani Really More Valuable in the AL?
(9 - 8:15pm, Nov 19)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogThe Eric Hosmer Dilemma | FanGraphs Baseball
(39 - 7:53pm, Nov 19)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogTaking Back the Ballparks - Philadelphia Phillies
(43 - 6:55pm, Nov 19)
Last: Omineca Greg

NewsblogOT - NBA 2017-2018 Tip-off Thread
(1423 - 5:05pm, Nov 19)
Last: don't ask 57i66135; he wants to hang them all

NewsblogJim Palmer on Mark Belanger and Omar Vizquel: The Hardball Times
(101 - 4:07pm, Nov 19)
Last: SoSH U at work

Hall of MeritMock 2018 Modern Baseball Committee Hall of Fame Ballot
(79 - 11:25am, Nov 19)
Last: Nero Wolfe, Indeed

NewsblogOT: Winter Soccer Thread
(198 - 11:10am, Nov 19)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(2102 - 8:32am, Nov 19)
Last: Chokeland Bill

NewsblogHow an Astros player helped high-school kids have a cool World Series celebration
(1 - 12:20am, Nov 19)
Last: ajnrules

Page rendered in 0.1988 seconds
47 querie(s) executed